Colombo Uni. MBA Alumni organises Speech Craft programme on 8 Dec.

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The MBA Alumni Association, University of Colombo together with the Colombo Toastmasters Club is organising another Speech Craft programme, commencing on 8 December 2011. Colombo Toastmasters Club is the pioneering Toastmasters Club in the island.

“This is the third time the association is conducting the Speech Craft programme. The demand for the programme is increasing as evidenced by the fact that about 50 applications from all sectors/categories including bankers, doctors, lawyers, lecturers, students and those who working in the in the media, manufacturing, travel and tourism and other sectors were received for the second program, though some of the applications could not be accommodated due to capacity limitations. As a result of the demand and the continuous requests received from various groups, we made Speech Craft programme a regular event in our event calendar.”

The programme aims to develop communication, leadership, public speaking and presentation skills of the participants. It is in line with the association’s mission, which strives to contribute to national education in management whether general, professional or technical, and aims to enhance the skills of its members as well as those interested in the business community in general.

The association is partnering with Colombo Toastmasters Club, which was the first to be founded in the South Asian Region, encompassing Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. For 28 years the club has not only lived up to its promise of being a training ground for fledgling leaders to sharpen their public speaking skills in English, but also leadership skills. The programme consists of 10 educational sessions over 10 consecutive Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The venue will be the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Colombo 3.

A certificate will be awarded by Toastmasters International – USA to those who complete the presentation projects, which will be carried out during the programme.

For further details please contact Project Chairmen Sarma Mahalingam on 0777 716 899 or Rohana Ellawala on 0714 287 626.